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Lawrence County Tornado

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Event Summary

This tornado started in a wooded area between River Road and GW Smith Road. As it moved ENE it snapped and uprooted a couple dozen hardwood and softwood trees along GW Smith Road. It also downed a couple power lines. Several hay barns were damaged with tin thrown along the path. A well defined convergent pattern was noted with the tree damage. Also along this road, a mobile home had the front porch removed and three other homes sustained minor roof damage. This tornado dissipated as it crossed highway 43.

Rating:
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EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind: 95 mph
Casualties: none
Damage Path Length: 1.6 miles
Maximum Path Width: 140 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:

2 S Arm
3:39pm

Approximate End Point/Time:

2 SE Arm
3:43pm

 

Radar Imagery
These images from the Brandon, MS Doppler radar show the tornadic thunderstorm at 3:38pm as the storm was about to touchdown in the Arm community. The image on the left shows 0.5° base reflectivity data, and the image on the right shows 0.5° storm relative velocity data. Click on the thumbnail below for a higher resolution image.

Radar - Lawrence County Tornado

 

Lawrence County Damage Photos


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